When I went to access photos I have on Photobucket, I "caught" a virus. I wanted to edit the photos and as soon as I opened the first one, I got a message saying that I have received a virus. The virus deleted my desktop background and changed it to a grey. Then I immediately got a popup ad for a software package that would "fix" the virus if I purchased it for $49.95. I closed the ad and got out of photobucket and ran my Anti-Malware and Spybot programs and they detected and eliminated five “problems”. All the time they were running I keep getting notices that I had a virus and needed to order the software to “eliminate” it.
After a restart of the computer, I was able to rest the desktop background that had be changed. Since I had gotten the virus from Photobucket, I wanted to go into the Photobucket site and delete the pictures that were infected. Now, I can not access the Photobucket site because I get the following error message:
This web site is restricted based on your security preferences.
Your system is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.
There is nothing in my security software to change to re-access the Photbucket site. Any one have any suggestions on what to do?
I’m having suspicions about this site:
The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop BBS
This is the only site on which I posted the pictures in question. Also this site requires the link to the Photobucket to access the pictures. My thinking is that this link was used to gain access to my Photobucket account without having to go through the security login process. If my reasoning is completely faulty, can some please correct it and let me know how my pictures could have be come infected. Thanks.
Being ROAD KILL on the Information Super Highway and Electronically Challenged really SUCKS!!
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